This “coming of age” story follows the Catholic education of eight Chicago children in the 1950s. Along the way it covers topics such as first confessions, puppy love, patron saints, teacher’s pets and more. The main focus is on late-blooming Eddie Ryan and chubby Becky Bakowski, who become best friends, fall in love, and then go their separate ways when Becky decides to join a convent.
Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom, A Dual Critics Review April 2, 2018 The Alhambra Theatre & Dining has been rocking March 28 — April 1, 2018, with “That’ll Be The Day — A Tribute to Buddy Holly and the Crickets” with Todd Meredith and The Rave-Ons. The production was a two-hour journey down a memory lane […]
By Charlie Patton Feb 20, 2018 In 1982, playwright/lyricist Howard Ashman and composer Alan Menkin decided to create a musical comedy based on director Roger Corman’s 1960 movie about a plant with a taste for human flesh. It was the second collaboration between the two, who would go on to launch Disney into the animated musical business […]
Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom February 19, 2018 The Alhambra Theatre opened the 2nd show of its 51st season with the classic “Little Shop of Horrors” the l982 Off-Broadway musical by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken which in turn was base on Roger Corman’s l960 movie. It has remained very popular over the years after […]